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Alltop: What Can It Do For You?

When I first heard of Alltop I didn't think anything of it. I figured it was just another blog directory. I thought I'd add my blogs to Alltop, just like I have to many others. I thought I would get a few spammers asking me to follow their blogs because they had followed mine. You know, just as normal. I was dead wrong. Alltop is nothing of the sort. BTW- this is not a paid or sponsored article. I don't even get points or any sort of reward if you add your blog. I simply wanted to share this with you because it can help you with your blogging.

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I first started noticing Alltop properly when it kept appearing on my Google Analytics figures. Within a couple of weeks of having my blogs approved, Alltop had become the top 10 traffic source of all 4 of the blogs I added there. Now, a little over a month later, and Alltop is one of my biggest traffic source.


Alltop has different categories, and apart from adding your own blogs, you can favourite other blogs you like to keep them all in one place. From this one page, you can access all your favourite sites, providing they're listed there. Without clicking on any blog on any page, you can hover your mouse over their links and see a snippet of any of the last 5 posts they have made. Please just make sure you add your blog to the correct category.

Alltop's PR rating is a whopping 7! And your last 5 blog posts will appear there. You have to register to submit your RSS feed to Alltop, then add their button to your site, but it's so worth it. I have added my listed blogs on my Alltop favourite page. If you do join up, please add my blogs to your page. This is done by clicking on the + beside each blog. I'm new to the site and don't yet know if I my blogs are worth more when people add them on their favourite page, but it would be nice if you did. Besides, you'll see each time I publish something new.

Speaking of something new, have you seen my How To Write An Article series  I've just finished? You can bookmark the entire (amazing) series from the linked page. How Do I Blog will also help you if you're a new blogger. 

12 comments:

Icy BC February 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

This is wonderful information, Anne, and I am glad it works out for you.

Susanne Drazic February 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM  

This is the first time I've heard of Alltop. Glad you are liking it.

selfsagacity March 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM  

Ay Ya! this is the third time I am trying to fight with this comment form. Very helpful information, and it will be my homework this weekend.

Anne Lyken-Garner March 3, 2012 at 7:34 AM  

Thanks, Icy. I hope you can add your blogs too.

Anne Lyken-Garner March 3, 2012 at 7:35 AM  

Hi Suzanne and Amanda, Thanks for the visit. Alltop is a great source of traffic. I'm sure it'll be the same for you too. Not to mention, you get to place all your favourite sites on one page.

myletterstoemily March 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM  

i'm still a little nervous about this but
very happy that you're happy. :)

Ana Hoffman March 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM  

I've never given Alltop much thought in the past, Anne.

Now I am thinking I need to check it out. Thank you!

Anne Lyken-Garner March 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

Thank you for the visit, Ana. And yes, I'm sure you'll be flying on Alltop top pages soon. You'll definitely be able to work out how it all comes together there.

betchai March 20, 2012 at 4:11 AM  

thanks for sharing this great into, i will try to study this and how to apply this coming weekend.

Michael David Lawrience March 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM  

Thanks Anne. I didn't know about Alltop. I submitted my site and it wasn't accepted. Feed is validate and other criteria don't apply. Any suggestions.

From Alltop:
Sorry, we are unable to accept the feed that you submitted to Alltop.

Topic: http://personal-achievement.alltop.com/
Feed: http://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/?feed=rss

Although we can't provide a specific reason why we could not include your site, these are the most common reasons:

There was an error reading the feed
Our server was unable to read the feed within 20 seconds
The site has not been updated recently or on a regular basis
There is not enough original content on the site
The general quality of the site does not meet our standards
The site is primarily promoting a business
There is no appropriate Alltop topic
The site is not in English
Thanks, Michael

Anne Lyken-Garner March 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

Michael, Please email me a link to your site in question so I can check it out. The feed looks a bit funny. I'll do what I can to help you with this.

Anne Lyken-Garner March 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM  

Okay, try this feed and resubmit:
http://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/feed

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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